Valentine’s Day 2015 is right around the corner! This year’s day of love falls on a Saturday, so why not make this year’s celebration an entire weekend of romance by staying in surrounded by your special someone. Here are 15 activities that you can do to add some excitement to the weekend – all from the comfort of your own home.
Tackle a recipe together. Is your pinterest board filled with dishes and treats you like but never actually planned on making? Take this opportunity to actually take a shot at that difficult recipe – after all, you do have a sous chef to work with!
Make it a rom-com movie night. When the temperatures are approaching freezing and the restaurants and stores are over packed, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up with your significant other over a romantic comedy. Grab a warm blanket, some movie night snacks, and cozy up in front of the TV with some of your favorite movie romances. Bonus points if it’s a Valentine’s Day theme movie!
Recreate your first date. Take inspiration from your first date and recreate the highlights from the comfort of your own home!
Make it a musical day. Bring out that old guitar or keyboard and celebrate the day by collaborating on a karaoke session together. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even create an original song incorporating both of your musical skills. If neither of you happens to be talented with the tune, simply make it a karaoke night!
Do a chocolate tasting together. Add some sweetness to the day with a chocolate tasting station! Pair some milks, whites, and darks with wine to really add some romance.
Decorate some sweets. Sure you can bake desserts together, but baking not only requires a ton of prep work but also requires a ton of cleaning afterwards. Skip this step and buy pre-made kits such as the Cheryl’s Buttercream Frosted Valentine Cookie Decorating Kit.
Make mugs for each other. Did you know that you can make your own one-of-a-kind mug with a ceramic mug and permanent marker? Get the how-to for this easy DIY permanent marker mug, and sit down with your Valentine to decorate mugs for each other.
Romantic dinner. Grab your best china and chill some bubbly while you prepare an intimate, romantic dinner for the two of your to enjoy. Be sure to check out our top tips on planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two.
Make it a boozy paint night. Channel your inner artists over a glass of vino by recreating a work of art! You’ll need two canvases, some paint, and a simpler painting or image to draw inspiration from. You’ll be surprised at how two people can interpret the same work of art in such vastly different ways!
Simmer down with a spa night. Pick up an assortment of spa supplies such as loofahs, body scrubs, face masks and soaps and melt all the stresses of the day away with a romantic spa night!
Build a pillow fort. Celebrate a simpler time by unleashing your inner child and building a pillow fort together! Then, snuggle in the fort with some snacks!
Set up a scavenger hunt. Treat your special someone to a scavenger hunt leading to a surprise gift. Hide clues around the home – put a romantic touch on it by using a heart hole punch to for heart-shaped notes!
Go through old photo albums together. Grab old photo albums of the two of you growing up and go through them together – be prepared for lots of laughs!
Have a picnic at home. Lay out a blanket on the floor, grab a picnic basket full of goodies and have a romantic picnic inside! Who needs the outdoors when you have each other?!
Have a theme night. Pick a “theme” and surround all of the day’s activities around it. Whether it’s something as general as Italian (think Italian movies, Italian food, Italian wine) or as specific as Super Hero, with a bit of creativity you can have a Valentine’s Day the two of you will never forget!